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Old 10-24-2016, 01:45 PM
SpoilerVirgin SpoilerVirgin is offline
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Retin-A, Botox and plastic surgery seem to be the only things that make a scientifically verifiable difference in appearance.

As Amateur Barbarian points out, there is a difference between what's known as "color" (I call it "paint your face") and skincare. If you can paint your face a pretty color, and you like the way it looks, then that's an effective cosmetic. The same applied to fragrance. If it smells good, at least to you, then it's effective for the purpose intended.

Skincare, barring Retin-A, is pretty much a con game. I think it does have a significant placebo effect. Women feel that they must look nicer since they are paying large amounts of money.